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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving - Be Thankful

When life is tough its easy to complain.... and forget that the little things are worthy of thankfulness.


This year I am THANKFUL for....

T - two beautiful, healthy, silly children Connor & Paige
H - husband who loves and supports me.
A - a loving family that we can lean on when we can't lean on ourselves.
N - niece Avery Grace & nephew Ethan Michael (check out why I'm so thankful)
K - keeping a job in this harsh economy
F - for a place to live in and keep us safe and warm.
U - unconditional love from friends, that support, listen and don't judge
L - looking to the future and keeping my back to the past.




                          Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Paige turned 2!

Happy Birthday baby girl!!
I know she already had her joint party with Connor at the end of October, but, we had to give her a little something special on Nov 18 (similar to Connor's Lightening McQueen party on his actual birthday.)

Paige loves Hello Kitty lately, so, we gave her a Hello Kitty party!










My darling Paige,
at two years old you are quite the chatter box! Not only do you chatter chatter chatter but you certainly know what you want to say... you mean business!
You are very independent - you know what you want, when you want it, and try your hardest to get it!
You are developing a real girly girl fashion sense - something you certainly haven't inherited from your mother!
You have a snuggly spot too. You love to be held and carried (yes, still!) and you love to give hugs and snuggles.
Mommy is watching you grow bigger and smarter day by day and I am so proud of you. 
I love you peanut!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Connor Says

I'm not sure if its a matter of being 3 yrs old, being in preschool, getting speech services, or all of the above... but lately some interesting (funny, cute, fresh...) things have been coming out of his mouth!

The following are just from today... (C- Connor M-Mommy P-Paige)

This morning while I'm finishing getting ready for work he appears in my doorway holding one of his Cars toys...
C: "My friends bring toys to school"
M: "Well, I tell you not to because I don't want you to lose your toys"
C: "I can put it in my cubby"
M: "You can still lose it, and if you lose it I am not buying you a new one. Not even if you cry"
C: he walked away, so I thought I won that battle... he suddenly reappears holding a different car "This ones ok. I won't cry"
M: "Even if you lose this one, I'm not getting you a new one"
End result:No cars went to school today.

After the kids came home from daycare/preschool they were playing in the living room. Connor was setting up some type of jungle that his cars were getting stuck in. Paige was playing along, aka destroying his game.
C: "Paige! LEAVE ME ALONE!"
P: "NO"
C: "Paige! LEAVE ME ALONE!"
P: crying to mommy "NONNER PUSH ME"
M: "Connor, did you push Paige?"
C:" No I say leave me alone"
P: crying "I wan play wit Nonner"
M: "If you play with Connor you have to play the way he asks you, you can't ruin his game"
P: "uh huh"
C: " PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEE LEAVE ME ALONE!"
so Paige retreats crying in the kitchen and I encourage her to stay with me.... and about a minute later Connor comes running into the kitchen.He kisses Paige on the shoulder and on the arm...
C: "sorry Paige"
M: "Aw Connor that was really nice of you"
C: "I have to be good for Santa" and he runs back to his game.

And lastly...
While watching an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba about families a songLOVELY LOVE MY FAMILY came on, and Connor leaped into my arms and said "Mommy, you're my family".... <3

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I'm so behind.


Haven't blogged as much as I should have lately...
I'll try to catch up via photos!

My niece Avery came home from the NICU a few weeks ago

Paige fell in love with her baby cousin


Grammy holding her 2 granddaughters

Ethan is still in the NICU, but, hopefully he will be home for the holidays! Its been a long journey for the family and the prize at the end will be when my sister has both babies home!****************

Connor, the Dragon, at his school Halloween Parade

The Dragon and The Cupcake


Paige, my little cupcake     

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And how about a few from acutal Halloween and Trick or Treating





Thursday, November 3, 2011

4 years





Happy 4 years to my wonderful husband.
I love you!